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Indiana man dies in I-24 crash near Manchester

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm

By Wayne Thomas, staff writer

An Indiana man died in a fatal accident Monday evening on Interstate 24 near Manchester when authorities said his car hydroplaned during a brief, heavy rainstorm.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman Carl Seagroves said a 2005 Chrysler Sebring driven by Lawrence Eugene Krieger, 64, of Newburg, Ind., was traveling in the eastbound lane when the car left the right side of the road at mile maker 116 and struck a tree on the passenger’s side.

According to the trooper, Krieger, who was traveling alone, was dead at the scene.

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